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dame line backer manti te'o will have to enplain how the girlfriend who inspired his play never existed. >> reporter: anyone who followed notre dame football heard the story of the fighting irish's running up to the championship game last week and how team captain manti te'o recounted how he gained inspiration by the death of his girlfriend two was strickenned down by leukemia. the girlfriend never exist and te'o was a victim of a hoax. the story was a big part of one of the biggest players in college football. notre dame line backer manti te'o told espn and other media outlets his girlfriend died from leukemia in september. >> reporter: the girlfriend te'o claims died never existed. te'o was tricked online. >> this was an elaborated sophisticated hoax. manti was the victim of that hoax. >> reporter: notre dame athletic director says in december te'o discovered someone with a fake name started an online relationship with him that lead him to believe she died in september. >> every single thing about this, until that day in the first week of december was real to manti. there was no suspi
dame's star linebacker manti te'o, victim of a cruel hoax? his girlfriend who died never existed. we're digging into the mystery. >>> and americans taken hostage in algeria. why they were taken, what's being done to help them. that ahead. >>> and dreamliner grounded in the u.s. and europe along with japan. weren't they supposed to be the aircraft of the future? >> and the president lays out his aggressive new man for gun control. with some republicans rejecting it and some democrats cool, does it have any chance to get through? >> our guests, mike greenberg, mark schlereth, timothy burke, tim kane, peter king and remember katie beers. her story was headlines across new york and around the nation 20 years ago. her infamous kidnapping experience. how she survived, and thrived after it. thursday, january 17th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. we start this morning with the story that everybody is talking about. it is crazy. you will remember that inspirational story behind notre dame linebacker manti te'o's amazing season. his girlfriend, how they met. she was
to "early start." i'm john berman. >> we have a lot to talk about today. >> it's crazy. >> manti te'o is that story. >> good morning. i'm zoraida sambolin. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. it's the story everyone is talking about. notre dame star linebacker manti te'o claiming he was the victim of a hoax. deadspin.com ripped a hole in his story, leading the irish to the bcs title game while dealing with the death of a girlfriend with leukemia. but now it turns out the girlfriend didn't die, it turns out she never existed. >> reporter: university of notre dame athletic director fought back tears while discussing manti te'o at a news conference. he is convinced te'o was the victim of an elaborate hoax. >> the thing i'm most sad about is -- sorry. that the single most trusting human being i've ever met will never be able to trust in the same way again. >> reporter: during the football season the story of the star linebacker enduring the death of his girlfriend and grandmother on the same day transcended sports. people from around the world were touched by how in love te'o seemed to be with
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joke but some taken in by the joke say manti te'o has some explaining to do about his dead girlfriend who never existed. >>> and president obama will take the oath of office on the same bible that abraham lincoln used. we'll give you a close look at this extraordinary piece of american history. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> let's begin this hour with the breaking news. algeria's official news agency has just announced the end of a rescue operation aimed at freeing hostages, including americans held by islamic militants. u.s. government officials tell cnn that may not necessarily, though, be the case. let's get straight to our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence working this story for us. chris, be what is the very latest that you're hearing? >> wolf, the latest that we're getting from u.s. officials is that some americans may have escaped but some may still be held by those hostage takers and they are still seeing signs perhaps of some intermittent fighting, suggesting that perhaps this isn't over yet. as the hostage situation stretched to a second day, u.s.
lance armstrong, you have not been on the internet this morning. i'm talking about manti te'o. his legend arose not so much because of the devotion to the sport but maybe to his family and his devotion from a girlfriend who suffered from leukemia and who died just last september, just hours after the death of his grandmother and the bottom line is, we don't think there was a girlfriend and that there ever was a girlfriend. notre dame say te'o was the victim of a an elaborate, sophisticated hoax. but that's not the end of the story either. some people are saying, maybe not so much. cnn ted rowlands is up to his shoulder pads in intrigue. first of all, how did this hoax come to light? give me basically the premer on all of this. >> reporter: well, it started to unravel with deadspin.com got an anonymous tip and they started to look into this whole story and piece by piece it started to unravel and their investigation, all of the things that people had been led to believe about this person weren't able to be verified. so they figured out that it was a hoax. they pushed the piece out l
notre dame football star manti te'o and the girlfriend who was nothing more than an internet fabrication. who is the real victim of this hoax? is it te'o, one of the best college football players in the country or the nation's sports fans who feel duped by the tearful stories of her death. >> i cried, i yelled, i never felt that way before. this is six hours ago i just found out my grandma passed away and you take, you know, the love of my life. last thing she said to me was "i love you," and that was it. >> cnn's ted rowlands is peeling back the layers of this bizarre and rifting story. we are reporting we'll hear from te'o himself today. what have you heard? >> reporter: folks here at notre dame expect him to speak sometime over the next few days. we've talked to or reached out to his agents and nothing specific as to when or where some sort of media availability will take place or what it will be. will it be just one interview with somebody or will it be an actual press conference, we don't know. bottom line, there are a lot of questions, carol, this morning, on this story. we know on
are still waiting to hear from the notre dame line backer, manti te'o after the football star claimed that he was the victim of a cruel and elaborate joke with a girlfriend that never existed. this story is a straight-up lifetime movie. >> the single most trusting human being i ever met will not be able to trust again in the same way in his life. that's incredible tragedy. >> but the question is, was te'o in on this hoax? the edge of sports dave zirin is following every single detail. he will join us with the latest. we know where te'o is reportedly this hour. >>> here's a look at how the dow is shaping up, up 120 points. we'll be right back. ♪ [ construction sounds ] ♪ [ watch ticking ] [ engine revs ] come in. ♪ got the coffee. that was fast. we're outta here. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behav
this coming. manti te'o's dead girlfriend was never alive. college football story of hope is a hoax. there's so much to tackle here. get it? football. tackle. yeah, i know sports. >>> i'm steve kornacki. what's the name of the movie where the washed up producer creates a synthetic woman and then the world finds out she is not real? oh, oh. simone! this is just like that. isn't it, s.e.? >> i have no idea but manti te'o, i have some questions, like, what is an online relationship and be specific. >> i'm toree. manti's the talk of the nfl. will this hurt the draft chances? will he be forced to become a jet? we don't want you! >>> it's thursday, so obviously i'm starting with sports and this is no sports metaphor, folks. it's a real story that rocked the sports world and developing minute by minute. bear with me because this thing is kree si. there's this football player named manti te'o. >> yep. that's true. >> that's true. a star for notre dame. >> true. >> yep. >> famous university and during the final college season the team is on the way to a national championship. >> sort of. >> he is a
abouttthe death of girlfriend may nnt be prue.as ed ayne tells us... manti te'o now says he was the viitim of a "sick joke." joke." & 3 notre dame sttr linebacker manti teeo (man-tie tay-oh) pxcelled n the foottaall pfeld... dessite dealing witt - traaedy off te field.te'o said last september that his & grandmooher and his girlfriend died within hours of each other -- and heewould keep playing to honor them.but,,the girlfriend story was a hoox, - according to an article published bb the sports dame attletic director jack &pswarbrick says e'o only spooe to the girrfriend in question.... online and on the telephooe. this was a very elaboratt, very sophisticated hoax perpetrated for reaaonss - and a certtin cruelty at ts core.the story waa that teo's the ootbbll player didd't attend her funeral because he said e promised her he wouldn't miss a game.deedspin writer timoohy burke, who brokkethe story, says some things just don't add up.we have a lot of stories about how they mee. she was a -33 student at stanford and they game and we know now
the notre dame superstar manti te'o the individual story of the college football season. but now, it turns out his relationship was an elaborate hoax. we're going to hear from one of the deadspin writers who uncovered this explosive story in just a moment. but first, take a look. manti te'o, the all-american linebacker at notre dame. was known not just for his play on the field but for his heart off of it. his story of overcoming the loss on the same day, of his grandmother and his girlfriend, lennay kekua. foregoing her funeral to play at michigan. >> how would you describe your emotions on the field tonight? >> they're with me. >> reporter: the fame turned him into a contender for the heisman. and the raw emotion humanized him. >> she made me promise her, you promise that you're still over there and that you'll play. and you know, you will honor me through the way you play. >> reporter: this morning, te'o and notre dame say that while the love and the tears were real, the girlfriend was not. and according to the sports website deadspin, which broke the story, lennay kekua was a hoax. and
. >> reporter: the football director said someone using the fictitious name ingratiated herself with manti and then conspired to lead him to believe she tragically died with lieu keep wraw. >> all that comes through is a casual cruelty. they are enjoying the joke. >> it raises the question of catfishing, a fake on-line persona designed to de seif a love struck victim as on a show called "catfish." it cast the line backer in a questionable light for the upcoming nfl draft. >> right now this young athlete is in a precarious position for his future because they look at him as a fool or fraud. if he turns out to be stupid and gullible there will be a lot of forgiveness for him. >> the athletic director broke down as he described tea. >> the single most trusting human being i ever met, and he will never be able to trust again the same way in his life. that's an incredible tragedy. >> teo is a devout mormon. he says if anything good comes out of this, it is that others will be more guarded and more cautious when they interact with people on-line than he was. it is quite a story. dan and carolyn?
. that player is manti te'o of the university of notre dame. he said yesterday he was the victim of a sick joke and the woman he thought he had an online relationship with wasn't real. manti te'o thought she was a stanford student and developed leukemia and was an inspiration for him. a reporter who broke the story is not buying this. >> a lot of people are very suspicious when manti te'o said he had no idea and he was the sucker because why would someone go to such great lengths to hoax him? >> notre dame officials are standing behind manti te'o. their investigation started in december. he was being truthful. the fictitious girl allegedly sended stanford. amy? >> kristen, there is disbelief here evident on the front page of the student newspaper saying "unreal." there is some regret among the editorial staff. check this out call by miles bennett smith who apologized for small uncovering the hoax. he realized if a student dies in a car crash and has leukemia campus we know. he could have broken the story so regret at the newspaper. here is what else we heard on campus today. >> to be honest, it
of a cruel hoax involving a girlfriend who never existed. that player is manti te'o of the university of notre dame. he said yesterday he was the victim of a sick joke and the woman he thought he had an online relationship with wasn't real. manti te'o thought she was a stanford student and developed leukemia and was an inspiration for him. a reporter who broke the story is not buying this. >> a lot of people are very suspicious when manti te'o said he had no idea and he was the sucker because why would someone go to such great lengths to hoax him? >> notre dame officials are standing behind manti te'o. their investigation started in december. he was being truthful. the fictitious girl allegedly sended stanford. amy? >> kristen, there is disbelief here evident on the front page of the student newspaper saying "unreal." there is some regret among the editorial staff. check this out call by miles bennett smith who apologized for small uncovering the hoax. he realized if a student dies in a car crash and has leukemia campus we know. he could have broken the story so regret at the newspape
that championship game and heard about manti te'o and the death of his grandmother and his 22-year-old girlfriend who supposedly died of leukemia. we now know there was no girlfriend. it was a complete hoax. she never existed. notre dame is 100% behind manti te'o. they say he had nothing to do with this. he is an absolute victim of this elaborate hoax. >> on the morning of december 26th, very early morning, manti called his coaches to inform them that while he was in attendance at the espn awards show in orlando, he received a phone call from a number he recognized as being that he associated with lennay kekua. when he answered it, it was a person whose voice sounded like the same voice he had talked to who told him that she was, in fact, not dead. >> it is so shocking to people inside and outside sports. manti te'o ended up being second in the heisman trophy voting and part of that was because of what he endured during the season. the idea this senior lost his grandmother and his girlfriend, who now we know was fictitious on the exact same day and that he played a football game the day of her su
linebacker manti te'o is claiming to be the victim of a cruel hoax. his girlfriend who supposedly died last september, the one he talked about at length in interviews, he even described talking to her on the phone while she was in a coma, it turns out she never existed. just ahead the deadspin.com editor who broke the entire story joins us live. >>> really e story is unfolding right now tonight. a story that garnered a lot of sympathy and admiration for a notre dame linebacker manti te'o all season long. it's apparently been exposed as a hoax by the website deadspin.com. te'o almost won the heisman trophy this season. what he was supposedly dealing with off the field got a huge amount of attention. the way that story went, on september 11th, in the span of just six hours, te'o got word that both his grandmother and his girlfriend had died. but te'o went out and led his team to a 20-3 upset of michigan state. he made 12 tackles on that day. his strength in the face of such loss took on a life of his own. well, ten days later, te'o skipped his girlfriend's funeral because he said she made him
operation in algeria. accounts different as to how many are being held. also the other big story, manti te'o, the story of his dying girlfriend inspired his team to victory. was he the victim of a hoax, or was he in on it in first president obama moving big and going fast on gun control. new polling that may help explain the political need for speed. today the white house laid out profls of actions he's taken. -- proposals. one was the family of grace mcdonald. >> grace's parents are here. grace was seven years old when she was struck down. a gorgeous, caring, joyful little girl. >> i'm told she loved pink. she loved the beach. she dreamed of becoming a painter. so just before i left chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings, and i hung it in my private study just out of the oval office. every time i look at that painting, i think about grace. i think about the life that she lived and the life that lay ahead of her and most of all, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now, for grace. >> we may remember. i interviewed grace's parents
shows 90% agree on one proposal. ana werner on the debate in the west. manti te'o and notre dame try to explain the false story of his girlfriend's death. >> this was a very elaborate, very sophisticated hoax. >> pelley: dean reynolds on what they knew and when they knew it. and a postscript for dear abbey. jim axelrod and ed murrow report on an american legend we lost today. >> what you might call a career is actually my hobby. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is a developing situation but one high-ranking source in the u.s. government is telling us at this hour that four americans have been freed, one of them injured, after an airborne military assault on terrorists in algeria. we want to empsiels assault is still ongoing and the information is fluid. the americans were taken hostage yesterday, along with dozens of others, at a plant in a remote oil and gas field near the libyan border. a group that claims to be affiliated with al qaeda seizedly the plant. they said it was in retaliation for the french milit
named manti te'o, a star linebacker, runner up for the heisman and a big part of his dramatic back story was the death of his girlfriend of leukemia until this report surfaced that there was no girlfriend. she was an internet invention. te'o says he's the victim of a hoax. notre dame is standing behind him. there are still a whole lot of questions here. nbc's john yang is with us from south bend, indiana tonight. john, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. today manti te'o was out of sight, he's a florida sports preparing for what he hopes is an nfl career. that as the story that is the centerpiece of his fairy tale final college year has collapsed around him. >> manti te'o! >> reporter: manti te'o was a college football hero, not just to the home crowd here at notre dame, but to fans across the country. hailed on the cover of "sports illustrated" as a star player who had triumphed over personal tragedy. in a single september day, he said, he lost both his grandmother and his girlfriend, recently diagnosed with leukemia. in an interview posted in november on notre dame's youtub
manti te'o and news that the reported cancer death of his girlfriend was actually a hoax, in fact, the woman never even existed. nbc's kurt gregory explains. >> reporter: notre dame linebacker manti te'o was the centerpiece of a fighting irish football team that shocked experts. recording a storybook season. a highly publicized death of te'o's girlfriend lennay kekua who was believed to help inspire te'o to the top of the college football world. notre dame called that story a hoax. >> this was a very elaborate, very sophisticated hoax, perpetrated for reasons we can't fully understand that had a certain cruelty at its core. >> reporter: the story of the hoax broke on deadspin, a popular sports website that is reporting the girlfriend doesn't even exist. as the story spread, te'o released a statement saying that he's the, quote, victim of what was apparently someone's sick joke and constant lies. notre dame's athletic director jack swarbrick said te'o's reported relationship with kakua took place online and that the linebacker learned of her fake death in a late december phone call
-good story of the college football season. now it's come to a very confusing end. notre dame's manti te'o dominated on the football field, just days after learning his grandmother and girlfriend died within hours of one another. turns out te'o's girlfriend never existed. now everyone wants to know, was te'o in on it or was he the victim of a terrible scam? >> i think she said something like i love you. >> reporter: it was a tragic love story that prompted a nationwide outpouring of grief for a college football star. man tie tayo's long-time girlfriend, lennay kay cue had lost her battle with leukemia, just hours after te'o's grandmother passed away. >> i couldn't do it without the support of my family and my girlfriend's memory. >> reporter: his coach even awarded his girlfriend a game ball. >> i award this game ball to lennay. and i would like manti to have this ball to take back to hawaii for her. >> reporter: but deadspin.com discovered lennay never existed. >> it's a big tragedy. it's going to be written up somewhere. it wasn't. there was no d
. connell: manti te'o and lance armstrong. the price that some people pay for image. dagen: the bp price hostage. former agent who carried out numerous operations in that very country on what can be done. connell: welcome to the 21st century. quite a buzz inside the republican party today. get its own jay carney. it is a pretty good hour that we have lined up. dagen: a lot of news. that situation in algeria changing fast. connell: nicole petallides joining us every 15 minutes. nicole: not the day that we expected exactly. we got into earnings from citigroup and bank of america. some improvement in housing and labor. we see the dow jones industrials up about 55 points. the market remains to this trend to the upside. we wanted to take a look, also, at a name on the move. that is boeing. they are under pressure again. it has been flagged by one issue after another. it has now been grounded by the faa over in europe. for the month, it is down 2%. on the one hand, it is horrendous and having a pr nightmare, on the other hand, it is what new planes do. the stock is down only 2% for the year. t
hoax. according to the university manti ta'o was conned by a woman who led him to believe she died of leukemia. this is a really bizarre story. why would she do that? what is the university saying? >> well, let's back track a little. for people that aren't familiar with the story this was really a part of the notre dame football story this year. ee everybody knows they were in the bcs championship game. this was a big thread. manti ta'o finished second in voting for the heisman trophy and throughout the year part of the story around notre dame is how manti ta'o was able to deal with the death of his girlfriend. he has done a number of interviews about him saying how difficult it was for him to move through the season because his girlfriend died of leukemia. people reached out to manti ta'o saying his strength during this was an inspiration. in fact, after his girlfriend's supposed funeral -- we know she is fictitious. after her funeral he played in the football game. he had two interceptions. the coach of notre dame gives the game ball to the dead girlfriend and hands it to manti t
. >>> manti te'o is claiming to be the victim of a cruel hoax. his girlfriend who supposedly died last september, the one he talked about at length in interviews, he even described talking to her on the phone while she was in a coma, it turns out she never existed. just ahead the spin.com editor who broke the entire story joins us live. nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 consider if rolling it over to a schwab ira tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 might let you get more out of it. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like earning a bonus of up to $600 tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 in a schwab ira tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and 150 commission-free online trades tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 plus our rollover consultants handle virtually tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 all the details tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 to help you focus on the bigger pictur
operation. as to how many are being held, we will have full details >>> notre dame football star, manti taito, his story of a tying girlfriend inspired his team to victory. we are now learning she never existed. was he a victim of a hoax as he is claiming? >>> first, we begin with president obama going big and moving fast on gun control. new polling that may help explain the political need for speed. the white house and president obama laid out a number of proposals he is taking. in the room were a number of parents of kids killed in the sandy hook in newtown. >> i spent some private time with many families that lost their children that day. one was the family of grace mcdonald. grace's parents are here. grace was seven years old when she was struck down. a gorgeous, caring, joyful little girl. i'm told she loved pick. she loved the beach. she dreamed of becoming a painter. so just before i left chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings, and i hung it in my private study just out of the oval office. every time i look at that painting, i think about grace. i think about the life th
football program. this name is manti te'o, heisman runner-up, rock star linebacker. the last three years of his love life sound a little like a cheesy romantic comedy. all that time, three years. looks like he's been involved in an elaborate story of love, lies and heartbreaking loss. even told reporters about the tragic loss of the love of his life, quote/unquote, and her inspiration that drove him to win on the football field. heren the thing. it's all hogwash. turns out there's no girlfriend. no. there was no tragic and inspiring death of said girlfriend in respect was nothing. this whole thing was made up. supposedly. and i've got someone in here to help me make heads or tails of this strange and still developing story. dave zirin, sports editor for "the nation." a weekly sports columnist. as i report the story throughout the day, i feel like i have to keep asking if i still have it right, dave, because things continue to change. stranger developments happen, and people are even starting to say maybe she did exist after all. can you just qualify all of this for 345me? >> maybe she di
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whether manti te'o is the victim or the mastermind. all american linebacker and heisman trophy finalist and notre dame captain gained national syma appeal and attention when in s&p his grandmother died and on the same day so did an alleged girl of leukemia. now the website has uncovered that no such woman existed. and manti te'o says the relationship was online and by phone and claims he was duped by someone using stolen pictures of a woman would says she doesn't know manti te'o. >> this was an elaborate and sophisticateed hoax perpetrated for reasons we cannot fully understand but had a certain cruelty add its core. >> notre dame says their own investigation fines no evidence that manti te'o masterminded the hoax and is preparing for the nfl draft. it is unclear whether the scandal will have any impact. >> it is just about 6:37 and traffic and weather next on the abc morning news and a live look at interstate 80 and a lot volume here some remitted to an early backup on the bay bridge. we will provide you with the answer coming up and mike will tell you how cold it is this morning. >> t
's biggest storms, manti te'o, there was word that his -- grandmother and girlfriend died within hours of each other. she was diagnosed with leukemia and died. but turns out she never existed. this photo was storm from a woman who says she had no idea it was being used as part of the scheme. a web site breck this. te'o now says he never met their girl in person but developed a relationship online and he, too is a victim of the hoax. here is i talking about the nonexisting girlfriend back in october. >> you have somebody that you talk to every single day, you sleep with on the phone because she has -- is going through a lot of phone and the only way she can slip is she knows you're on the other side of the phone, and you do that eave single night for the past four months, and all of a sudden it's silence that silence eats at you, and it's eating at me, and it continues to eat at me. but that's where faith comes in. >> te'o says at the time he believed she was real. that's what he says, and calls this whole thing a sick and humiliating joke. notre dame officials sayty otold them about th
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first, who is manti te'o, all-american linebacker for notre dame, the most tradition-rich football program in all the country. the yankees, the cowboys of college football. he was the star. >> this guy was going to win the heisman, man. >> he won every defensive award, best player on defense, second in the heisman, unheard of for a defensive player. and part of his story throughout the season was that in september of last year at the beginning of the season, his grandmother died, and then his girlfriend died within hours of each other. >> heartbreaking story. >> the reports range from an hour to a couple of days. >> you were watching and you cried. >> can i just say, my son, joey, said there's something wrong with this guy. he told me this months ago. >> joey is kind of wise. >> i was watching espn over the holidays. because alabama was on, the story. and they tell this story. and then i got a call the next morning. and it was like no, no, no! and i started tearing up. and i was like -- and then they showed him running onto the field. and i was, like, how did the guy do that the we
that need to be answered and need to be answered by manti and perpetrated the alleged hoax and maybe then we will get somewhere near a clear picture of what happened. i'm not necessarily counting on that. >> really? you even say once the people start coming forward, we may not know the full truth. let me said what te'o said. to realize that i was the victim of what was apparently someone's sick joke and constant lies was and is painful and humiliating. i am enormously grateful for the support of my family, friends and notre dame fans throughout the year to think i shared with them my happiness about my relationship and details that i thought to be true about her makes me sick. i hope the people can understand how trying and confusioning this whole experience has been. just from what i read, he is from this small hawaiian town, incredibly religious and close with his family. questions arising over whether he was complicit in this hoax. timothy burke broke the story. >> te'o's story that he is a completely person doesn't shake through. we have a lot of stories about how they met. she was a stu
this one. notre dame football star manti teo and a giant hoax. it was rocking the sports record world. they learned that his grandmother and his girlfriend died in the the same week. >> and here is manti teo you lost your grandmother and your girlfriend. how are your emotions. >> they're with me, and i couldn't do without them and the support of my family and my girlfriend's family, and i'm just so grateful for the love and the support that all the fans at state and notre dame and the world for supporting me and my family and my girlfriend's family and i'll miss them, miss them, but i know i'll see them again one day. >> greta: okay, sad story, but, what's the problem? >> manti's girlfriend did not die the same week as his grandmother because she doesn't exist and she didn't exist. fox sports.com senior writer peter schrader is here. what's the story behind the hoax? >> greta, i've covered hundreds of stories, thousands of stories and never come across anything as crazy as this. the story goes in 2009 he apparently met a girl after a stanford versus notre dame game and they started a
runner up manti te'o led his team to the national championship game. that heartbreaking story about the death of his girlfriend just hours after his grandmother died. it turned out that girlfriend may never have existed. it was all made up. was he in on the hoax? we're going to talk about it next. but first, today's trivia question. who administered the oath of office to more presidents than anyone else? tweet me the answer at chuck todd and at "the daily rundown." first correct answer gets a follow-up thursday from us. sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for treating the flu in adults and children one year and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing. have seri
about. notre dame linebacker manti te'o now says he's the victim of a very cruel prank. his girlfriend of three years, who he had previously said to everybody had died of cancer never really e ised. we weren't expecting that twist. good morning i'm jenna lee. bill: i'm jon scott. they say the heisman trophy runner-up was the victim of an elaborate hoax. we expect to hear from the 21-year-old te'o later today. he says he met the young woman online and spoke to her on the phone but they never actually met her in person. there is another tragic twist to this story. let's get right to mike tobin in our midwest bureau. what is going on in south bend right now, mike? >> reporter: you know, jon, is this an internet scam, a college guy epl bell hreurbing about a girl he never met or some attempt at promotion. the athletic director at the university of notre dame is standing behind his starline baker make manti te'o was the victim of a scam and nothing about this shakes the faith of the athletic director as to manti te'o one iota. >> the thing i am most sad of, sad about is -- sorry -- that the
of the college football season, manti te'o talking about the death of his girlfriend. four months after her death, it turns out she never existed. a 3-year online relationship, reports of a courageous battle with leukemia, all a hoax. the news brought to life by the website, deadspin.com. >> we called all of the funeral homes where several sources reported she had been buried. they had no information on it. and this really told us that there's something really going on here. >> reporter: the story doesn't stop there. deadspin says the woman believed to be his girlfriend is really a young woman from torrance with no connection to the football star at all. >> and we found her actual alive, and never met manti te'o person. and that opened everything up. >> reporter: his story, even heartbreaking to notre dame's athletic director. >> there's a lot of tragedy here, there's a lot of sorrow. but the thing i am must sad about is -- sorry. >> reporter: who was she? she was all made up. a story sources say was concocted by te'o's longtime friend. he released a statement saying "to realize i was the victim
. an investigation is underway whether manti te'o is the victim or mastermind. he gained national sympathy and attention when in september his grandmother died and on same day, so did his girlfriend, allegedly, of leukemia. now a when has uncovered that there was no such young woman. manti te'o says the relationship was online and claims he was duped by someone using stolen pictures of a woman who says she doesn't even know manti te'o. >> this was an elaborate, very sophisticateed hoax perpetrated for reasons we cannot physically understand but had a certain cruelty. >> notre dame says the investigation finds no evidence that manti te'o masterminded the hoax and is preparing for the nfl draft. it is urge clear whether this scandal will have an impact on that. >> san jose police are turning to the public for help in minding a man who tried to snap a toddler from her mother's arm. the police released a sketch saying it is critical to get this man off the streets. the mom described what happened at her house were he kneeled down to talk to my three-year-old and he picked her up by her ankles
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phillips, dear abby, was 94 years old. >>> and manti te'o. a rare defensive player to become a heisman finalist known for his heartwarming triumph over tragedy after playing through the death of his girlfriend, or so we thought. now we learned it was all a hoax, but who was the victim here? what did notre dame know and when did the school know it about te'o. john yang is trying to unravel this mystery. john, what have you learned? >> well, it's one thing we have learned within the past hour, actually, is that we've learned that manti te'o is not here in south bend. is he in florida in bradenton, florida, at an nfl combine camp. this is where nfl prospects are being schooled in life in the nfl. ironically, including media relations. something he is going to get a real test in now. this whole story has really exploded on the internet yesterday when dead spin reported that they had looked for traces of his girlfriend, of this famous story that really define him and define the notre dame team this year in their undefeated season about his ill fated relationship with this young woman who ha
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